Patents Examined by Romain Jeanty
  • Patent number: 10339503
    Abstract: Access to calendar data indicating the state of time blocks is varied according to visibility conditions associated with at least some of the time blocks. Parameters for a meeting are used to determine a state in which to indicate a block of time, which may conflict with the meeting. The state may be either an occupied or unoccupied state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Branchek Roth
  • Patent number: 10339576
    Abstract: In a process for creating media content, media submissions are requested and electronically received from end users and stored in a computer database. The submissions are searched for material to be included in the media content, and cross-checked against the other submissions for originality and timeliness. After the material is selected from one or more submissions, the content is developed and released to an audience for review. The end users whose submission material was included in the released content are rewarded. In one embodiment, third parties are permitted to access and search the submissions on an open exchange. The third parties can bid for rights in submissions on the open exchange. After receiving these bids, they are forwarded to the particular submission's end user for acceptance or rejection. Appropriate billing and payment processes are used to bill and pay the parties involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Tota, Kenneth T. Tota, Mark S. Tota, Ian D. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10329881
    Abstract: Determining a Reservoir Management Factor™ (RMF™ or ?) for a petroleum producer provides a novel metric, selection, design, implementation and monitoring tool designed for use in implementing capital projects for increasing production and reserves of the petroleum producer. The RMF or ? can be determined according to the following equation: ?=sum of regression coefficients=sum of (reserves coefficient, production coefficient) wherein, reserves coefficient=the coefficient of the petroleum producer's reserves; and production coefficient=the coefficient of the petroleum producer's production. The producer can based on the RMF, select, design, implement and monitor one or more capital projects for increasing production and reserves of the petroleum producer. The capital projects can include drilling additional wells, stimulating existing wells, and increasing reservoir contact of existing wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QRI GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Nansen G. Saleri, Robert M. Toronyi, Joseph W. Ault, Cromwell D. Wong
  • Patent number: 10325330
    Abstract: Systems and methods facilitate and automate well abandonment procedures. In an embodiment, well field data for a plurality of wells is categorized into well types. An inspection set of wells, including wells of each type, is determined from the entire plurality of wells. Inspection data is collected for each well type, including environmental, regulatory, and well condition data. The inspection data is extrapolated onto wells with similar types for the entire filed and analyzed. The analysis may include determining an optimal sequence of well abandonment activities, and an estimate of costs for abandoning each well, all wells of each type, and the entire well field. In an embodiment, a risk assessment analysis is performed and may include an analysis of factors that may change the cost of abandoning the well field or a sequence of well abandonment activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Caty LaVonne Hein, Darrin Seulakhan, Bridget Morgan Lawrence, Robert Milton Hull
  • Patent number: 10318972
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for responding to user behaviors includes storing category specifications for a plurality of categories configured to characterize users, storing categories for users in a computer network system, detecting behaviors of a user in real time, and determining in real time if the behaviors of the user is within a first category specification associated with a first category that the user is tagged with. If the behaviors of the user exceed the first category specification, the method assigns a second category to the user in real time in response to the detected user behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventor: Ray Shan
  • Patent number: 10318895
    Abstract: A method of promoting more efficient use of a resource includes acquiring values associated with consumption of a resource by an entity at a place (for example, a building, a floor, or a wing of a building). A normalization of the values may be performed. While the resource is being consumed at the place, comparisons based on the normalized values associated with consumption of the resource at the place and one or more other values associated with consumption of the resource are displayed to one or more persons of the entity. In some cases, consumption of the entity is compared with consumption by one or more other entities (for example, in a graph comparing one company's consumption for the week with that of another company.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Curb, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Norwood, Giuseppe Giordano, John C. Shore, Brandon Hudgeons
  • Patent number: 10311385
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a memory device and a hardware processor. The memory can store multiple locations positioned along a network of streets in a geographic region. The hardware processor can assign some of the multiple locations to multiple territories associated with multiple vehicles by iteratively: determining whether an allocation threshold is met for the multiple territories and, in response to determining that the allocation threshold is unmet for at least two of the multiple territories, assigning one of the multiple locations not yet assigned to the multiple territories to one of the at least two of the multiple territories. In addition, the hardware processor can generate multiple routes connecting the multiple locations for the multiple vehicles so that each of the multiple routes connects the locations of the multiple locations assigned to one of the multiple territories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: William George Looman, Jefferson Ray Tan Hidayat, Katherine Winnie Kok, Mark Robert Dunlop
  • Patent number: 10291666
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for prioritizing contacts based on context includes an electronic device configured to detect a meeting for a user of the electronic device, wherein the meeting is scheduled for a meeting time interval, and to determine a participant of the meeting. The electronic device is further configured to temporarily make a contact for the participant a priority contact during the meeting time interval and to enable a meeting mode on the first electronic device during the meeting time interval. An audible alert on the electronic device is enabled for the priority contact and disabled for non-priority contacts while the meeting mode is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Mayank Gupta, Amit Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10282794
    Abstract: System and methods for appointing energy and environmental costs to provide separate billing statements for operation of business and/or healthcare related equipment is disclosed. The method determining a cost associated with a total amount of energy consumed and a cost for operation of selected equipment with regard to usage and demand. In addition, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the generation of the energy required to generate the total amount of energy and operate the selected equipment is also determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Maulin Dahyabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10282670
    Abstract: There is provided a method of website optimization for a website hosted on a server system, the website for use by a plurality of users, the method including steps executed by the server system of: (i) collecting data for constructing a plurality of user profiles corresponding to the plurality of users; (ii) constructing the plurality of user profiles using the collected data; (iii) quantifying affinities between the plurality of user profiles; (iv) constructing a user network map, in which users are represented as nodes, and in which the affinities are represented as links between the nodes; (v) segmenting the user network map into a plurality of communities of users, and (vi) providing website content to each user according to the segmented community of each user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MAXYMISER LTD
    Inventors: Peter Ellen, Steven Rose, Dimitris Tsomokos
  • Patent number: 10282737
    Abstract: A processor uses natural language processing to ingest product reviews for a plurality of products. Each of the products embodies a specific form for each of the plurality of product features. The processor analyzes the ingested product reviews for sentiments associated with the specific forms. The processor generates a sentiment score for each product feature based on the analysis. The processor ranks the plurality of product features based on the sentiment scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adam T. Clark, Jeffrey K. Huebert, Aspen L. Payton, John E. Petri
  • Patent number: 10275843
    Abstract: A construction planning system includes: a current topography data acquisition unit configured to acquire current topography data indicating a current topography of a construction site; a design topography data acquisition unit configured to acquire design topography data indicating a design topography of the construction site; a basic unit data acquisition unit configured to acquire basic unit data indicating conditions of a work machine carrying out a construction in the construction site; a construction plan data calculation unit configured to calculate construction plan data indicating a construction plan of the construction site based on the current topography data, the design topography data, and the basic unit data; and a construction plan data output unit configured to output the construction plan data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventor: Chikashi Shike
  • Patent number: 10248934
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a system and methods for logging and reviewing a meeting. The system may include a communication interface configured to receive video of the meeting captured by at least one camera device and audio of the meeting captured by at least one microphone device, a memory having computer-executable instructions stored thereon, and a processor. The processor may be configured to execute the instructions to generate a plurality of data streams based on captured video and captured audio, and to determine identifications of attendees of the meeting based on at least one of the captured video and the captured audio. The processor may also be configured to execute the instructions to transcribe speeches of the attendees based on at least one of the captured audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MELO INC.
    Inventors: Guobin Shen, Zheng Han
  • Patent number: 10242329
    Abstract: A technique includes providing a cost model to predict a total cost for supporting a computer-based product system. The cost model predicts preventive, reactive and deferred components of the total cost. The technique includes determining features of the support and computer-based product system based at least in part on the cost model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Dejan S. Milojicic, Brian Cox, Timothy F. Forell, Alan G. Nemeth, Peter Piet
  • Patent number: 10242344
    Abstract: Managing information for a project includes identifying content items corresponding to the project, identifying project participants that access the content items, sharing at least some of the content items with at least some of the project participants, prioritizing the project participants based, at least in part, on contribution by the project participants to the content items, and displaying, on a wearable device of a master user, the project participants according to priority levels thereof. The wearable device may be a smart watch. The project participants may be displayed in a plurality of groups of the project participants according to prioritizing levels. The prioritizing levels may take into account development milestones, production milestones, contract closures, external demos, customer meetings, and/or project phase completion schedules. The master user may use a gesture to remove at least one of the groups and to expand remaining groups displayed on the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Phil Libin
  • Patent number: 10242349
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for managing vegetation across distribution systems are provided. The method may include receiving, by a computer, voltage data from one or more data sensors. The computer may determine one or more locations of one or more voltage fault conditions based on the received voltage data. A score may be assigned to each of the determined locations by the computer. The computer may then identify a subset of one or more work orders corresponding to the one or more determined locations from among a database of work orders. A subset of locations may be determined by the computer from among the one or more locations based on the assigned scores and the identified subset of work orders. A field visit may then be scheduled by the computer based on the determined subset of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Arya, Lawrence K. Chalupsky, Ramachandra Kota, Krishnan L. Narayan
  • Patent number: 10242369
    Abstract: A method and associated system for establishing an agricultural pedigree for at least one agricultural product with integrated farm equipment comprises the steps of: a) Providing an open communication network accessible information storage device adapted to receive input of data relating to at least one of the agricultural product's production, harvesting, distribution, processing and consumption, from at least one and preferably from multiple sources; b) Inputting one or more contemporaneous inputs into the information storage device over time throughout at least the production of the agricultural product, wherein the inputting includes automated contemporaneous uploading of inputs from farm equipment engaged in the production of the agricultural product; c) Storing and said data; and d) Providing access to at least a portion of said data via the open communication network. The method may further include predicting at least one sustainability measurement of the agricultural product utilizing said data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Maris Klavins
  • Patent number: 10235685
    Abstract: A first request is received at a server for a view of a chart graph from a client device over a network. The first request includes a first view identifier (ID) identifying a first of the views and a first filtering parameter for filtering data to be associated with the first view. A second request is transmitted to a CRM system over a network to retrieve live data associated with one or more chart elements of the first view. The second request includes information identifying the first filtering parameter such that only live data satisfying the first filtering parameter is retrieved from the CRM system. In response to the live data received from the remote CRM system, the live data is transmitted to the client device, wherein the client device renders a chart graph based on the live data and displays the chart graph at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CLARI INC.
    Inventors: Mark Shuai Sun, Matthew King
  • Patent number: 10223660
    Abstract: A remote server is capable of acquiring income distribution of a fishing ground. The remote server receives information on positions of a fishing boat, information on operating days of the fishing boat, and income and fuel consumption of the fishing boat on each operating day or at each position of the operating day. The remote server outputs the income and the fuel consumption for each operating day and makes an income distribution map expressing distribution of corbiculae. The remote server outputs the number of times of receipt of the information on the positions on each operating day on the map and makes a collection spot distribution map expressing distribution of the collection spot by the fishing boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ouchida, Keisuke Uezumiya, Yoshiaki Yasui
  • Patent number: 10204311
    Abstract: In a method of configuring a host device in a process control plant to automatically perform an action or a set of actions includes, a workflow template is generated. The workflow template includes a sequence of one or more steps to be performed by the host device. Each of at least some of the one or more steps is selected from a set of predetermined steps. Then, an instance of the workflow template is generated at the host device. A trigger condition is generated for automatically triggering the instance workflow. The sequence of the one or more steps is executed in response to detecting the trigger condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BRISTOL, INC.
    Inventors: Iain Standing, Omer Qadri